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Curriculum Vitae

Department
  • Department of machine learning and data processing, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University

    Department of Human Movement Studies, Faculty of Eduction, University of Ostrava

Employment - Position
  • Associate Professor
Education and Academic Qualifications
  • 2017 - Docent (Developmental Psychology), Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University

    2006 - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    (Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, emphasis in Exercise Psychology)

    2002 - Master of Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    (Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, emphasis in Exercise Psychology)

    2000 - Magister of Arts, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
    (Czech language and literature, English as a second language)

Employment
  • Masaryk University, Czech Republic

    2020-present - Associate Professor, Department of machine learning and data processing, Faculty of Informatics
    2017 - Habilitation in developmental psychology (docent), Faculty of Social Sciences, Masaryk University
    2016-2019 - Associate Professor, Institute for Research on Children, Youth, and Family

    University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

    2017-present - Associate Professor, Department of Human Movement Studies

    Pennsylvania State University, USA

    2016-2018 - Adjunct faculty, Department of Kinesiology
    2013-2016 - Associate Professor of Kinesiology
    2012-2016 - Kinesiology Honors Adviser
    2006-2013 - Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

    2003-2006 - Research Assistant, Beckman Institute of Advanced Science and Technology (NIA funded project studying neurovascular coupling in aging with optical methods)
    2004-2006 - Research Assistant, Department of Kinesiology (interventionist and coordinator of Physical Activity and Multiple Sclerosis (PhAIM-S) exercise trial)
    2001-2004 - Research Assistant, Department of Kinesiology (NIA funded projects examining physical activity and fitness effects on physical, psychological, and neurocognitive functiontioning [Illinois Active Aging 2; Illinois Active Aging Plus])
    2001-2002 - Graduate Assistant, Department of Kinesiology (Lifetime Fitness Program – an exercise program for older adults)
    2001 - Instructor, Department of Kinesiology (Sports Fitness Program - a summer sports camp for children aged 6-14)

Scientific and Research Activities
  • Extramural Funding – Awarded

    2019-2023 - Modelling the future: Understanding the impact of technology on adolescent’s well-being (FUTURE), PI: Šmahel, D., Czech Science Foundation (EXPRO) GX19-27828X (49.998mil CZK=€2mil); Role: Key Investigator in WP4
    2018-2022 - Health Aging in Industrial Environment (HAIE), PI: Šrám, R., European Structural Funds, Excellent Research - OP VVV HAIE CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/0000798 (250mil CZK=€10mil); Role: Key Investigator/Excellent Researcher - Program 4
    2016-2019 - Unlocking the Potential of mHealth Technologies to Promote Behavioral Health and Active Aging in Czech Older Adults , PI: Elavsky, S., South Moravian Programme for Distinguished Researchers, funded by Horizon 2020 Funds - Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (EU) and the city of Brno (€201,250); Role: Principal Investigator
    2010-2014 - Sleep and Cardio-Metabolic Risk Factors: A Prospective Study of Adolescents, PI: Bixler, E. National Institute of Health (NHLBI) (R01) ($2,279,589); Role: Co-Investigator
    2008-2010 - Physical Activity and Mental Health across the Menopausal Transition, PI: Weisman, C. , National Institutes of Health (K12), BIRCWH Scholars Program in Interdisciplinary Careers in Women’s Health ($250,000); Role: Scholar
    2005-2006 - Reducing Negative and Depressive Symptoms during Menopause, PI: Elavsky, S., National Institute of Health (F31), Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award For Individual Predoctoral Fellows, 1 F31 MH073255-01 ($39,449); Role: Fellow
    2004-2005 - Paul D. Doolen Scholarship for the Study of Aging, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ($2,000)
    2004 - Doctoral Student Research Grant, American College of Sports Medicine ($5,000)
    2004 - Michael L. Pollock Memorial Research Grant, Life Fitness Academy ($5,000)

    Intramural Research Grants – Awarded

    2015 - Using innovative methods to study the effect of mindfulness training on the health and well-being of first year college students, PI: Greenberg, M., CTSI- Novel Methodologies in Health Research Pilot Project, The Pennsylvania State University ($39,900); Role: Co-Investigator
    2012-2014 - Modifiable Risk Factors and Cardiovascular Health – Penn State Hershey Cohort Study, PI: Laio, D. CTSI-BENI, The Pennsylvania State University ($60,000); Role: Co-Investigator
    2012-2014 - Developing a Mobile Intervention for Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior, PI: Conroy, D.E., Social Sciences Research Institute Level 2 Funding, The Pennsylvania State University ($20,000); Role: Co-Investigator
    2012-2014 - Clinical and Neuroendocrine/Metabolic Benefits of Exercise in Treatment Resistant Depression: A Feasibility Study, PI: Singareddy, R., Social Sciences Research Institute Level 2 Funding, The Pennsylvania State University ($20,000); Role: Co-Investigator
    2007-2012 - Get Fit Together: A Pilot Study on the Cardiovascular, Musculoskeletal, and Psychological Benefits of a Multi-modal Group Fitness Intervention, PI: Gottschall, J., Social Sciences Research Institute Level 2 Funding, The Pennsylvania State University ($20,000); Role: Co-Investigator
    Translating Basic Motivation Discoveries into an Intervention to Modify Daily Sedentary Behavior and Physical Activity, PI: Conroy, D., Social Sciences Research Institute Level 1 Funding, The Pennsylvania State University ($5,000); Role: Co-Investigator
    Physical Activity and Health across the Menopausal Transition, PI: Elavsky, S., Center on Population Health and Aging, NIA Pilot Funding, The Pennsylvania State University ($20,000)
    Person-Specific Correlates of Objectively- and Subjectively-Assessed Hot Flashes in the Context of Daily Experiences, PI: Elavsky, S., Social Sciences Research Institute Level 2 Funding, The Pennsylvania State University ($18,950)
    Exploring the Links between Physical Activity and Health in Rural Communities of Pennsylvania, PI: Elavsky, S. Social Sciences Research Institute Level 1 Funding, The Pennsylvania State University
    A Secondary Data Analysis of the TREMIN Research Program on Women's Health, PI: Elavsky, S.

Awards Related to Science and Research
  • Honors and Awards

    2011- New Investigator Award, North American Menopause Society
    2009-2011 - Mentee, first cohort of the North American Menopause Society Mentorship Program
    2008-2010 - Scholar, Penn State BIRCWH Award

    Association Memberships

    Member: American College of Sports Medicine (2000-20010)
    Society of Behavioral Medicine (2000 – present)
    Gerontological Society of America (2002-2004, 2008)
    International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (2004-2005)
    North American Menopause Society (2002- 2016)

Major Publications
  • KNAPOVÁ, Lenka, Adam KLOCEK and Steriani ELAVSKY. The Role of Psychological Factors in Older Adults’ Readiness to Use eHealth Technology : Cross-Sectional Questionnaire Study. Journal of Medical Internet Reseach. Toronto: JMIR Publications, 2020, vol. 22, No 5, p. 1-12. ISSN 1438-8871. doi:10.2196/14670. article - open access info
  • ŠMAHEL, David, Steriani ELAVSKY and Hana MACHÁČKOVÁ. Functions of mHealth applications : A user’s perspective. Health Informatics Journal. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publication, 2019, vol. 25, No 3, p. 1065-1075. ISSN 1460-4582. doi:10.1177/1460458217740725. URL info
  • ELAVSKY, Steriani, Lenka KNAPOVÁ, Adam KLOCEK and David ŠMAHEL. Mobile Health Interventions for Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Sleep in Adults Aged 50+ : A Systematic Literature Review. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publication, 2019, vol. 27, No 4, p. 565-593. ISSN 1063-8652. doi:10.1123/japa.2017-0410. článek - open access info
  • KLOCEK, Adam, Martina ŠMAHELOVÁ, Lenka KNAPOVÁ and Steriani ELAVSKY. GPs’ perspectives on eHealth use in the Czech Republic : a cross-sectional mixed-design survey study. BJGP Open. London: Royal College of General Practitioners, 2019, vol. 3, No 3, p. 1-12. ISSN 2398-3795. doi:10.3399/bjgpopen19X101655. článek - open access info
  • ELAVSKY, Steriani, David ŠMAHEL and Hana MACHÁČKOVÁ. Who are mobile app users from healthy lifestyle websites? Analysis of patterns of app use and user characteristics. Translational Behavioral Medicine. Springer, 2017, vol. 7, No 4, p. 891-901. ISSN 1869-6716. doi:10.1007/s13142-017-0525-x. URL info

2020/06/04


Curriculum Vitae: doc. Mgr. Steriani Elavsky, Ph.D. (učo 440235), version: English(1), last update: 2020/06/04 10:59, S. Elavsky